Shahid Kapoor has wised up. After a string of flops, the first decision he has taken is to move out of his lover boy image.
Second, he is not feeling shy of reaching out to filmmakers of repute and sharing his enthusiasm about pairing up with them for the kind of films which he has never done before.
"For starters, he has anyways signed a film with Prabhudheva which would be an action masala affair. He has never done a film like that and the closest he came to action was 'Kaminey'.
However this one would be more filmy and commercial. Secondly he is moving ahead with the Yash Raj film, shooting of which is expected to commence next week itself.
Even director Maneesh Sharma would be now changing tracks after 'Band Baaja Baaraat' and 'Ladies v/s Ricky Behl' which belonged to the feel good genre.
Expect something different in his collaboration with Shahid now", informs our source.
This isn't all as there are a couple of other projects in the anvil which are expected to kick-start by middle of next year.
What makes them special is the fact that yet again, it would be action doing the calling.
"Failure of 'Teri Meri Kahaani' and 'Mausam' could shake up anyone. Just a couple of years back he was looking at the top of the ladder and today he is challenged big time by the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan and Emraan Hashmi who came after him", the source continues, "Being a 'punjab ka munda' film after film won't really work for him.
He has to reinvent himself and is entrusting faith upon the new set of filmmakers.
Next one year is very crucial for him and he is taking his time before firing all cylinders."
Now all one is waiting for is an official confirmation to come from the man at the hot seat.
What would he choose next? Stay tuned and watch this space.
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